This week the New York Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez hit the headlines again when The White House condemned the Republican congressman Paul Gosar for tweeting a video which depicted him striking and appearing to kill her. The House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, said “threats of violence against members of Congress and the president of the United States must not be tolerated” and called on the House Republican leader, Kevin McCarthy, to join in condemning the video and call on law enforcement to investigate”. AOC is adamant that this kind of thing is nothing new and nothing will happen as a result. She says she’s used to this.
Jarlath is joined as always by our US correspondent Marion McKeone to talk about what happened. Is the treatment of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez barely even news? Marion tries to explain what it is about her that gets this furious response from Republicans. When did all this begin? And are the bookies right when they say that she is destined for the White House.
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